Rory Bremner Brings Sketches to Albery, 30 SepDate: 17 June 2002
Impressionist and political satirist Rory Bremner will take to the stage this autumn with a live show incorporating the best of Rory Bremner - Who Else?, his long-running television series.
The stage show, Rory Bremner and Friends, will have a strictly limited five-week season at the West End's Albery Theatre from 30 September to 2 November 2002. Bremner will be joined by John Bird and John Fortune, his collaborators on the popular TV sketch show since 1993.
Born in Edinburgh, Bremner first performed live in the 1970s at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He began his television career in 1984 with the comedy puppet show, Spitting Image, famous for its lampooning caricatures of political figures. He later became a regular on quiz shows, Whose Line Is It Anyway and Have I Got News for You.
After several years with his own shows for the BBC, Bremner signed up with Channel 4 Television, which has been running the Bafta Award-winning Rory Bremner - Who Else? since 1993. Bremner is renowned for his uncanny impersonations of politicians - including Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin and Gerry Adams - as well as other celebrities.
The Olivier Award-winning "junk opera" Shockheaded Peter finished its season at the Albery at the weekend. It's followed by the new revival of Michael Frayn's Benefactors, which runs from 25 June (previews 19 June) to 28 September 2002.
- by Terri Paddock